Green hits 1,000 point mark in Beach Ball Classic loss

greenThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach opened the 36th annual Beach Ball Classic with an exhibition loss to United Faith Christian Academy (13-2) by one point, 85-84.

The loss leaves the Christian Academy with a 5-9 record on the season under first year head coach Colin Stevens, but a mark set by sophomore Mike Green left Stevens beaming with pride. Coming into the game, Green needed just 5 points to reach the 1,000 point mark in his career. He ended the day with 10.

“He’s a sophomore, third year on varsity. He’s one of our top guys. He had a really good floor game today. He really does a lot for our team aside from scoring. He’s a versatile player and I’m excited for him. It’s a really cool honor, and we’ll pick up the pieces and keep rolling.”

The Christian Academy was led by Justin Busby with 26 points. Robert Guyton added 16, Sam Woods had 13, and Green and Bryce Schneider scored ten each.

“It’s awesome for these guys,” said Stevens. “They really want to be in the tournament. For us to play a team like United Faith, who’s a really good team out of Charlotte, and to compete hard today, and make it a good game, I think it says to the committee that we are ready to be in the Beach Ball and represent our city well.”

The Christian Academy will next face Oak Brook Prep this Thursday at 5pm, just prior to the 3 Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest of the Beach Ball.

Photo Credit: Prep Stars Media

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